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What Is The Best Treatment For Breast Firmness
Can be: Several weeks. Depends on the size of the infection, healing of an open wound, etc. If there is increasing pain or swelling at the site, see your doctor to be sure it is healing properly. ...Read more
Milk ducts: Breast firmness occurs by the increase in breast volume by the production of milk and the storage of the milk in the glands. Furthermore an increase in water volume as a result of pregnancy also increases breast mass. Thus the breast skin becomes more taut and firm as a consequence. ...Read more
I am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast firmness. What should I do?
What is mastitis, what causes it and can a 18 year old have it? I have inverted nipples and breast firmness
Mastitis: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast glandular tissue. Most commonly it is seen in lactating women in whom due to inadequate milk evacuation and superimposing infection an inflammation develops. Otherwise, mastitis is not that common. Traumas to the nipples (piercing, excessive rubbing, etc.) may potentially predispose to mastitis but those are much less frequent than in cases of lactation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing breast swelling, breast firmness, breast tenderness to touch and nipple discharge Last month I had a period for 9days am I pregnant
Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Enlarged male breasts can come from a number of different causes. Before any treatment can be done, you must first have a complete physical exam and may need bloodwork to rule out hormonal issues. There are a number of medications that can also cause gynecomastia. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, one may consider treatment. You should seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Get a DR check: Also called " gynecomastia" is more common than most people realize. Men who are overweight, genetic factors, endocrine factors are only a few reasons. See a doctor who knows how to treat this. Call their office and ask before you set up the appointment. Not all doctors treat this or know how to do a through workup. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Most of the items in the large differential already posted are possibilities; but the point is that we need more information. What sort of ulcers? How long have they been present? What part of the breast are they on? Are they painful, itchy, both, neither? Your best option is to see a dermatologist for culture, biopsy, or other testing that the doctor will determine is necessary after examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suction and removal: Of breast tissue. In my hands, this operation involves ultrasonic-assisted liposuction to remove and contour the fatty component of the breast enlargement. There is generally a small amount of breast tissue that needs direct excision. All can usually be done through a very small incision around the border of the areola. Of breast tissue. ...Read more
What are the treatment options for breast cancer? What are my various treatment options for breast cancer? What is the best treatment?
Depends: Small early breast cancers usually treated with small surgery called lumpectomy or partial mastectomy. Then see an oncologist for best treatment options depending on your specific cell type and possible dna tumor studies. Radiation therapy sometimes indicated. Larger tumors or hormone receptor negative tumors need more surgery, chemotherapy & radiation. Ask your oncologist for more details. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for s tage 2a breast cancer in a 63 yo male. No nodes were positive and pet CT scan was negative. Er positive.?
Tamoxifen: After a mastectomy, use of tamoxifen in an er+ tumor has the best historical experience for this rare condition in men. The decision to use chemotherapy may depend on comparable metrics used for breast cancer in women such as size of tumor, grade, presence of markers (her2neu, high ki- 67). Though no data in men, oncotype DX theoretically can help with treatment decision about need for chemo. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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